EPA Requires States To Assess Potential Benefits Of Utility Restructuring

May 28, 2024
EPA is proposing its long-awaited water system restructuring assessment rule (WSRAR) that requires states to assess the potential benefits of restructuring public water systems (PWS) with repeated violations, though the proposed rule stops short of requiring restructuring of such systems. Instead, the proposed WSRAR , issued May 23, encourages restructuring by providing financial incentives and enforcement relief to utilities seeking to restructure. The proposed rule “outlines a framework for states, public water systems, and the communities they serve to evaluate...

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